The High and the Low

Oh! I’ll take the high road and
You’ll take the low road,
And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye;”

Actually, Scotland wasn’t in my plans.  In fact, I don’t really know where Scotland is.  But wherever it is, and whenever I plan to go there, I’m sure that I will get there “afore ye”, because I am Speed, remember?

But today I wanted to show you the high road that dad and I took.  Late Summer 023It is the road that goes up and over the hill to the lake on the other side.  It is a wonderfully long and exhilarating excursion, and dad and I love taking it.  When we go all the way to the lake it is about an eight mile round trip and I am rather tired by the time I get back.  By then I have drunk all the water that dad brought along for me and a stop at the doggie water fountain is very welcome.

After a short rest on the back lawn, however, I am up and ready to run around again.  This pup loves to go!

But look!  Down on the “low road.”  Low RoadYes, way down there … can you see mom? She is walking with her friend Catherine and her dog Raphael.  I put in the arrow to help you. They are on a two-mile loop.  But they just look like small specs to us on the High Road.

018On this day dad and I only went about four miles, timing our return to the bottom to coincide with their conclusion of their loop.

Afterwards we posed for a group photo before heading off for home.  Rafael is only about a year and a half old, but he is bigger than me!

It was another fun day of hiking … on both the low and the high roads.

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One response to “The High and the Low

  1. Cant Wait to have you over for Playtime with us here at Laurelwood. Happy New Years to all of you !

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